At the last NA meeting Clint Savage and I took on the responsibility
of defining what our event box should contain, how many there should
be, etc. We also decided to define what we needed in regards to
individual ambassadors having a kit to let them handle small events
like LUG meetings, etc. If you are not in NA, please still take a look
at this - especially you guys in EMEA who seem to have this down a
little better than we do. Please offer comments or edit the wiki.
I want to point EMEA guys and everyone interested, that from Friday,
2008-11-14 to Sunday, 2008-11-16 in Basel(Switzerland) there will be FAD
(Fedora Ambassadors Day) 2008. For more information just take a look at
According to the previous posts made by the Orga Team, the main goal is to
have a person per country (in EMEA) so it could be possible to discuss in
a better way about 2009 activities.
I think this is an amazing experience for a Ambassador, here you could
stay in contact with people from different countries and you could discuss
about the future of the project in your Region.
I hope this experience could be repeated in the other regions (see LATAM,
AN; APAC etc.), because I can assure there is nothing powerful than this
Hope to See you there
I have recently joined the Fedora project as a package maintainer and
decided to also apply for membership in the ambassadors group to spread
the word about Fedora and free software in general.
I live in Western Germany roughly between Duesseldorf and the Dutch
border and am working with linux professionally for ten years now as
Sysadmin and (Web)-Developer.
One thing that I would like to help out with is represent Fedora at
events in my area. The next event that isn't too far away is froscon at
the end of august - unless the fedora booth is already packed with
ambassasors for the weekend I would like to offer my help there (already
added myself to the wiki).
You can find me on freenode as killefiz
sven === jabber/xmpp: sven(a)lankes.net
What is our role as ambassadors?
I think that is promoting the Fedora in our country, am i wrong?
So I became ambassador to promote Fedora in Portugal.
But I believe there are ambassadors who don't think this way, at least in
As already announced in this list, it will start soon the site for the
project Fedora Portugal.
The other 5 Portuguese ambassadors were invited on several occasions to
participate in the website.
More than a month passed and still not got an answer.
The point is this: I live in Luxembourg and I am alone in this
I start the project without any support? *
The only support I have had, has been the Brazilian ambassadors as Eunir
Augusto (which made most of the work!), Erick Gomes and Rodrigo Padula.
In Portugal Fedora is unknown, has a bad translation, has no wiki and just
does not have a community.
So we urgently need a web site with a forum and a wiki.
We need to bring together the users, and encouraging more people to
translate the Fedora.
With the help of Brazilian ambassadors, the site could start operating next
The question is: who will be there?
That is why I ask your opinion:
*it is worth starting the site even alone, without the support of another 5
My name is Dmitry Vorotnikov. I live in Moscow, Russian Federation. I'm
using Fedora during 1 year. I'm student of Russian state social university.
I'm linguist-translator. I want to promote Fedora Project in Russia, i want
to show Fedora to Russian students and pupils. I also want to make a
powerful Fedora community in Russian Federation and to make a real good
support for Russian FedoraUsers.
P.S. Sorry for my English. I can make a mistakes.
Best regards, Dmitry (Foxhaund) Vorotnikov.| http://foxhaund.org
As a we took lots of advantages from community / opensource products, we
also would like contribute to community.
If anybody is planning an event in Q3, we can provide Fedora 9 or Fedora 10
We can contribute 2000 no. in next quarter.
How to do that please guide, we would like to make sure that the benefit
should be pass on to proper way and proper crowd only.
I am from India , Gujarat State.
Redhat Channel Partner and Training Partner
16, Sun Rise complex,
Nr. Mansi cross Road,
Satellite Rd, Ahmedabad
25, The Emperor, Fatehgunj, Baroda.
I run a strategic planning consulting company (city/traffic/land
development) using intelligent systems that I have developed over the
years. I also run a company that will be shortly launching a web
service for the above. Have a wide range of experience especially
throughout the transportation industry.
I'm also an adjunct professor and looks like I'll be teaching some entry
level and AI courses this year.
Been running Linux since 1998 and switched our company to it full time
in 2000. Find it lame when most companies (especially big ones) say
they can't or it's so difficult to make the switch. Albeit there's a
few exceptions - engrs use Autocad - but even some of those firms are
using Samba with RH servers.
I do our web development now in Python (but also speak Ruby/Rails, PHP,
Java ). All our graphics are in SVG and I am a strong advocate of SVG.
We use Inkscape a lot so I help out each year at SCALE with the Inkscape
project and give presentations on it at user groups.
I also evangelize Linux/Open Source where ever I go. I keep reminding
customers why they need open source (choice of options, features (like
built in pdf, cd burning, backups, ....) upgrades, tech support). At
hotels when I see business people struggling - I tell them about how we
run on Linux and how they can too - then I suggest a dual boot system
and give them a CD. At a bookstore I got a college student running
OpenOffice on her Mac when I overheard her complaining about cost - a
week later she was thrilled and telling her friends.
Active with several local user groups (Utah Open Source, Python, Ruby,
I hope to work with Fedora on college student initiatives - maybe act as
some sort of Faculty advisor. I also hope to make more presentations
to business groups on open source. Maybe coordinate CIO/CTO breakfasts,
John Taber, Ph.D.
1501 South Loop 288 S.104
Denton, TX 76205
I just had a informal talk with the Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2008
event organizer about having a Fedora stall and a brief talking slot for
which he agreed. The symposium is scheduled for Oct 6th & 7th later this
year and is the 7th year which brings in enthusiasts from the Great Plains
and Southern US. Of particular interest to the Symposium would be spreading
the word about our project Fedora Nightlife - Community based Grid system. I
am sure that we can reach the scientific community. I would like to know if
i can go ahead and submit a formal proposal for event.
Event URL: http://symposium2008.oscer.ou.edu/
Thanks for your time!
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